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Caring for Yourself

There is an excellent workbook accessible online– produced by the Meriden Family Programme and Rethink – Caring for Yourself’. This is a self-help workbook for families and friends supporting people with mental health problems.

Everything in Caring for Yourself comes from the experiences of others who have cared for people with mental illness, or from professionals. There are exercises and activities to help you develop skills to cope better with your situation, whatever it is.

It is in eight parts – each covering a different topic:

The self-contained workbook can be used at your own pace. The resource is available online and is free to download.

There is more information about caring for yourself and other carer education plus psycho- education programmes here

Helpful services for carers
Recovery resources for professionals